River to get spring cleaning


In the hope that winter is finally over, MIT Sea Grant is sponsoring its second annual clean-up along the banks of the Charles River on Saturday morning, April 26. The event will run from 9:30am-12:30pm, beginning at the Little League field/parking lot closest to the BU Bridge.

MIT community members are encouraged to attend. Volunteers can pick up gloves, trash bags, coffee and muffins at the ball field. The clean-up is supported by the Metropolitan District Commission and co-sponsored by the Friends of Magazine Beach, which advocates protection and improvement of Magazine Beach and the riverfront.

Last year's April clean-up attracted close to 100 people. In addition to MIT students and faculty, Cambridge residents, children, and local businesses and boat houses will be pitching in. For more details, call Andrea Cohen at MIT Sea Grant, x3-3461, .

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on April 16, 1997.


Topics: Oceanography and ocean engineering, Volunteering, outreach, public service

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